Why did my tenant move in their parents Dog?

Why did my tenant move in their parents Dog?

Your tenant decided to move their parents’ dog in temporarily (or forever) because their parents asked for help. A stray wandered into the backyard and your tenants started feeding it and letting it inside every now and then.

Can a tenant have a pet while on vacation?

Your tenant is watching a friend’s pet while they are on vacation. Your tenant’s pet-owning friend is just over hanging out and brought their dog along. In some of these scenarios, it’s clear that your tenant was only keeping a pet temporarily, and might not think of themselves as violating the pet policy.

When to evict a tenant for a pet violation?

This timeline is largely dependent on your state laws and what your lease says. In some cases, you can give your 24hrs to remove the pet while other states may require 3-7 days to remedy the situation. Tell your tenant that if they do not comply with the timeline to remove the unauthorized pet, you will move forward with an eviction.

What should I do if my tenant has an unauthorized pet?

You should also inform your tenant of any fines they incurred due to the lease violation, and remind your tenant that they will responsible for any damages caused by the unauthorized pet. It is best to follow formal procedures when dealing with a lease violation.

What happens if a tenant has a dog?

When you allow your tenants to have pets, there are certain problems you may have to deal with as a landlord. It can open up a whole new set of complaints from other tenants. A bigger fear is that a tenant’s dog will injure or bite another tenant.

What to do if tenant steps on Dog’s Tail?

If the child was tugging at the dog’s ears and stepping on its tail, the tenant might determine that the dog exhibited a natural reaction and poses no further threat.

What should I do if my tenant’s dog bites someone?

Once you are aware that a tenant’s dog has bitten someone on your property, you should speak with the victim. If the tenant hasn’t already done so, let the tenant know that he or she should seek medical attention if they think it is necessary. Inform the victim that they have the option to contact local animal control.

Why is it important to have tenant sign pet addendum?

It is why it is so important to have a tenant sign a pet addendum. This addendum should have a clause which requires the tenant to get rid of the animal or the tenant must move-out with the animal if the animal becomes a threat to the other tenants.

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